JW MARRIOT MARQUIS DUBAI HOSTS STAR-STUDDED GLOBAL PREMIERE OF TWO BELLMEN TWO
Hollywood actors, local talent, and regional VIPs among the first globally to see Marriott International Content Studio film, Two Bellmen Two
· Film stars Hollywood stuntmen, William Spencer and Caine Sinclaire
Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2016 – The highly anticipated official global premiere of JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ Two Bellmen Two film took place last night, Wednesday, January 27 in the luxurious surrounds of the film’s main setting, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.
Among the attendees to enjoy the exclusive first screening of the Dubai-filmed movie were the UAE’s film and fashion set, media guests, Marriott International officials and VIPs from Emirates Airline, Dubai Tourism and the Dubai Film and TV Commission, three organisations who helped to facilitate the picture’s filming in the Emirate.
Also in attendance, much to the delight of film fans were the picture’s two leading men, prominent Hollywood actors and stuntmen William Spencer (Spider-Man; Spider-Man 2) and Caine Sinclaire (NBC’s Grimm; How I Met Your Mother), cast member and local Dubai-based comedian Ali Al Sayed, as well as the leading force behind the film, David Beebe, Vice President, Global Creative and Content Marketing, for Marriott International and Sandra J. Schulze, Senior Director, Brand Marketing and Ecommerce, for Marriott International.
In keeping with Two Bellmen Two’s action-packed plotline, the premiere featured a series of dynamic entertainment acts, as it also featured quirky and fun film-inspired food and décor. Among the highlights was a thrilling and surprising Parkour performance on the black carpet, a live graffiti installation of the iconic Dubai skyline by local artist Sya, and personalized Arabic calligraffiti canvases, written live by professional street artist Ashekman (a.k.a Omar Kabbani).
Speaking at the event, Kimberley Smith, winner of Marriott International MEA’s Two Bellmen Two social media competition said: “Both the premiere and the film have been nothing short of outstanding. As a Dubai resident, it was truly special to see the Emirate feature in such a fun film as Two Bellmen Two and I look forward to sharing it with friends and family both near and far once it is released.”
The result of Marriott International’s new but very active Content Studio, Two Bellmen Two tells the story of bellmen Gage and Christian, (Spencer and Sinclaire) , as they navigate all corners of Dubai to rescue a presentation, and save the day, for businesswoman Leila, played by award-winning actress Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire, Planet of the Apes, Trishna). The film also stars actor Darin Toonder (June, Adrift; Flashback; Missed Connection).
"JW Marriott Marquis Dubai was the perfect setting and Dubai, the ideal city for us to shoot ‘Two Bellmen Two’,” said David Beebe, Vice President, Global Creative + Content Marketing at Marriott International. “Dubai is a spectacular city and we selected this location for filming to showcase Dubai’s vibrant culture and awe-inspiring skyline as a character in its own right. Two Bellmen Two reflects JW Marriott’s commitment to luxury guest service, providing an entertaining and theatrical inside look into the action-packed world of two bellmen.”
The Dubai premiere will be followed by the exclusive LA premiere, set to take place at the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE on 4th February 2016. The event will also welcome a host of talent, press and executives to the hotel for an exclusive viewing and to celebrate the film’s release on www.twobellmentwo.com.
The film was written by Daniel Malakai Cabrera and overseen by executive producers David Beebe and Sandra J. Schulze. To view the official trailer for Two Bellmen Two: https://youtu.be/EyAE9k8YAkY
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 77 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2019 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
About Marriott International’s Content Studio
Launched in September 2014, Marriott’s Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company’s focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and to produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company’s hotels.
About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands
Marriott International’s luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, we expect that the portfolio will grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China. Marriott’s Luxury and Lifestyle portfolio also accounts for approximately 25 percent of Marriott’s system-wide development pipeline. Future plans call for more than 250 additional luxury and lifestyle hotel projects over the next several years.